Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year Wishes

Redbush and family are experiencing the best winter weather they have had since they can remember.  The weather has been above normal temps for at least over a month.  They don't have much snow, either, so that's a bonus.  Her new family arrival Fonzi can enjoy himself in this fine weather without freezing his little mitts off.   The birds in Redbush's yard are enjoying their feast of sunflower seeds, and bird fat balls, or suet as some people call it.  The holidays have let Redbush eat herself into oblivion, but, she has no New Year resolutions because she finds that she never follows through with them anyway, so, why set herself up for failure again?  She is hoping that the weather lasts a lot longer to make winter that much shorter.      No, she doesn't miss having a lot of snow, either.  Her wish for all of you is to have a happy and healthy 2012.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Beatle's New Buddy

Redbush and family acquired  a new arrival in the past week.  Beatle found himself wondering when we were going to take him back.  He's now accepted that Fonzi is probably here to stay.  Redbush and Mr. Redbush   have had to discipline Beatle for acting the dominant role.   Beatle is now down to taking him down only 3 time a day instead of 8.  He is learning that spending most of his life in his kennel isn't as much fun as tugging on his martin with him, and much more fun than having Redbush tug on it with him.  Beatle doesn't realize that Fonzi is growing quickly and retaliation will come just as fast.   Redbush has sent you some pictures she has taken of the two, and some Christmas cards that she painted recently for you.     She wishes you all a very Merry Christmas, and all the best in 2012!  

Monday, November 21, 2011

Perusing The Ponds

A week or so ago, Redbush, and family went out hunting for wilderness water spots to take photos of.   She loves to use spots like this for references for her artworks.   They are glad they did.  This week, the spots would be totally different with the cool -26 degree days.  Winter is here to stay again, I'm afraid.  Beatle can't wait to get in from the outside after his walk.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Dig In!

Redbush only cooks this meat once or twice a year.  Usually her family enjoys it boiled, but, this time she tried a roasting recipe.  Most people turn their noses up at it, but then,  Redbush knows frlends of hers who don't like liver,and onions either, but she likes it.   She wonders if you can guess what it is and if you have and  unusual, or rare  foods you enjoy.  Redbush wishes you a great week and good eating!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Summer Wildflowers

Redbush took some pictures of wildflowers that she saw in her travels this summer.  This summer didn't have  a lot of sunny days, so she took advantage of taking some snapshots when it was.   She likes taking photos of interesting water bodies and cloud formations, too.   Bonzi and Beatle enjoyed the sunshine  as well, as did the grey jay, or whiskey jack as we know them.      She hopes all of you are having a great week, and a happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Signs Of The Time?

This summer, and several summers before this, Redbush sees this sign in her travels.  A local logging mill would have gotten the signs produced.  She's wondering how many of these are out there.  She hopes everyone is having a great fall.  There is no snow yet in her area, but, the forecast is for some of the white stuff soon.  Redbush hopes the radio station is wrong on that one.  She hopes everyone is enjoying a great fall!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Em-Te Town

This summer Redbush and family visited this cool little place.  She could have stayed there all day, especially in the saloon.  She hopes all of you are having a great fall.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Farwell To Bonzi

Redbush hasn't had a very happy spring and summer.   Bonzi was getting more and more ill.   She knew that it was only a matter of time when he would no longer be with her and her family.  He had developed a number of health issues within the last three years, one of them being severe seizures.  Medicating him helped but it wasn't a cure.    Beatle and Redbush's family miss him badly as there is now an empty spot in their lives.  The night before he passed away, Redbush took some pictures of him, including his last quad ride to one of his favourite spots.  She and her family had to say their goodbyes to him on August 22.  She knows that he is no longer sufferering which is a good thing.  Redbush hopes you all had a great spring and summer.  She apologizes that this blog wasn't a cheery one.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Winter in June!

It's been a few days now since we were hit with a bout of winter again, but, Redbush is still feeling the cool weather even though the snow has disappeared.  She had to spend some time giving her plants some cover.  Hopefully this is the last of the white stuff.  It's June for crying out loud!  Redbush is still busy trying to get her plants to produce some blooms, but, they are feeling like they should have blankets on every night.  The weather forecast for it being a cool beginning to the summer hasn't failed.  She hopes that it will warm up soon, or, her gardens plants will develop root rot.  There's much needed moisture, but, the warmth is  much needed, too.  How is your garden growing?  She hopes that you are having a much greater beginning to the summer!  Have a great week!